$2,500 Guaranteed Pick-5 Pool at Batavia Downs Sunday August 13, 2017

Batavia, NY—On Sunday afternoon (Aug.13) Batavia Downs early Pick-5 wager has a carry-over of $1,022 and the track will be offering a guaranteed pool of $2,500 for that bet today. America’s oldest lighted harness racetrack presents the early Pick-5 wager in races 1-5 and post time for the first race is 1:15 p.m.   The early Pick-5 is a 50-cent base wager. There is no consolation payoff, therefore … Continue reading $2,500 Guaranteed Pick-5 Pool at Batavia Downs Sunday »

Believe This Bob scorches foes in Batavia feature August 13, 2017

Batavia, NY—Tioga Downs shipper Believe This Bob didn’t miss a beat on the half-mile track and put on a show in winning the $10,000 Open Handicap pace at Batavia Downs on Saturday night (Aug. 12) Believe This Bob (Drew Monti) left from post one and had the lead as soon as the gate released the field, opening up a two-length lead he would maintain the … Continue reading Believe This Bob scorches foes in Batavia feature »

Empire Earl N takes feature; Monti wins half the card at Batavia August 12, 2017

Batavia, NY—After three near misses in the resident top trot, Empire Earl N got the job done in winning the $10,500 Open Handicap trotting feature at Batavia Downs on Friday night (Aug. 11). Striker Ace (Drew Monti) and Osprey Vision (Dave McNeight III) butted heads for the lead for almost a quarter mile before Striker Ace finally took control, but the :27.3 first quarter would … Continue reading Empire Earl N takes feature; Monti wins half the card at Batavia »

All Charged Up was electric at Batavia Downs August 10, 2017

 Batavia, NY—After just missing off a perfect two-hole trip last week in the top distaff pace, All Charged Up bounced back and got the job done in winning the $9,500 Fillies and Mares Open Handicap at Batavia Downs on Wednesday afternoon (Aug. 9).  All Charged Up (John Macdonald) hit the pylons early and let the unsuspecting Jolt Of Jo (Dave McNeight III) dictate the quarters. … Continue reading All Charged Up was electric at Batavia Downs »

Clear Idea, Angel’s Pride win NYSS at Batavia Downs August 7, 2017

Batavia, NY — The competition was keen among the two divisions of 3-year-old pacing fillies in the $117,600 New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) at Batavia Downs as Clear Idea and Angel’s Pride both beat post-time favorites to add to their points and earnings in the state-bred series on Sunday afternoon (Aug. 6).  In the faster of the two $58,800 divisions, Clear Idea (American Ideal-Glass Maker) … Continue reading Clear Idea, Angel’s Pride win NYSS at Batavia Downs »

Fireyourguns is peerless at Batavia Downs August 6, 2017

Batavia, NY— Fireyourguns made sure everyone watching knew who the best pacer is western New York is when he destroyed the field in the $10,000 Open Handicap pace at Batavia Downs on Saturday night (Aug. 5). Fireyourguns (Mike Caprio) left like a rocket and never looked back. He cut fractions of :27.2, :56.1 and 1:24.2 before rounding the far turn and opening up five lengths … Continue reading Fireyourguns is peerless at Batavia Downs »

BZ Glide, Striker Ace Take Top Trots at Batavia Downs August 5, 2017

Batavia, NY—Heavy storms blew through western New York and provided less than desirable conditions, but an off-track and six foes couldn’t keep BZ Glide from getting to the winner’s circle in the $10,500 Open handicap trot at Batavia Downs on Friday night (Aug. 4). Noble Legend (Ray Fisher Jr.) left with the gate and dropped in second behind Lutetium (Ron Beback Jr.) who was not … Continue reading BZ Glide, Striker Ace Take Top Trots at Batavia Downs »

Kruella records lifetime best in Open win at Batavia Downs August 3, 2017

Batavia, NY—Despite winning the distaff feature at Batavia Downs last week, Kruella was overlooked this week in lieu of two ship-in entries from Vernon Downs. But after a furious stretch drive late, Kruella sent the interlopers packing as she won the $9,500 fillies and mares Open pace at Batavia on Wednesday night (Aug. 2). The heavily favored Vernon invader Little Santamonica (Shawn McDonough) out-left Vernon … Continue reading Kruella records lifetime best in Open win at Batavia Downs »

Batavia Downs post time Wednesday is 5 p.m. August 2, 2017

 Batavia, NY—When Batavia Downs opened last week Wednesday (July 26) post time was at 6 p.m. That post time was only for opening day. Starting this week (Aug. 2) post time switches to 5 p. m. on Wednesday and will stay 5 p.m. on Wednesday for the remainder of the year. The current live schedule for the meet is Sunday afternoon at 1:15 p.m., Wednesday … Continue reading Batavia Downs post time Wednesday is 5 p.m. »

In A Single Bound, Chip Walther, Funknwaffles win NYSS at Batavia Downs July 31, 2017

Batavia, NY— Perfect summer weather and a lighting fast track greeted the glamour division of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) on Sunday afternoon (July 30) as the 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers invaded Batavia Downs to compete for $119,000 in purses.  In the first $39,900 division, In A Single Bound was peerless as he pulled away to an easy victory. In A Single Bound … Continue reading In A Single Bound, Chip Walther, Funknwaffles win NYSS at Batavia Downs »